As a first step the author should think clearly about the targeted audience/ readers for whom the book is proposed.
It is vital that that you are aware of any existing books in the market which are potential competitors to your own, how do you intend to position your book with regards to the competitors and by preparing competitive analysis relevant to each competitive book.
Once you have a clear understanding on the target audience and competition, you need to describe the intended scope, pedagogy and content of your book. You should brief with a short description of why the readers will find your book useful, what your book will include, and unique features you plan to include. or accompany your book (includes CD, Instructor Resources, Student Resources) with a detailed Table of Contents.
Once you are ready with contents, you should be able to prepare the key pedagogical approach/features of your book and how you intend to implement the same and what innovations and strategic advantages which you propose to adopt in order to have an edge over your competitorís books.
In order to help the instructors and students, you should specify the resources accompany your book like instructor resources, student resources, GUI based CD explaining the readers real-time cases and web resources.
In order to initiate the process, you should provide the sample chapters with detailed table of contents which will be critical to the publisher to arrive at the publishing decision after due editorial review process.
Itís important to provide the details of the proposed authorís complete profile which consists of teaching, research experience, degrees, affiliations, prior publications, special qualifications, awards, e-mail address and contact noís.
A book review is both a description and an evaluation of a book. It should focus on the book's purpose, contents, and authority. The experts review feedback is vital for the quality of the book and our guidelines mentioned below will strengthen the editorial process.
Manuscripts should be evaluated based on the relevance of the contents and its target audience, quality of writing and its pedagogical features.
Highlighting the strength and weakness of the manuscript by giving a detailed point by point justification against respective content. Besides giving the critical comments the reviewer can list the manuscript strength also, which will encourage the author to work on improvisation against the feedback. Just by simply stating that the manuscript need to be re-written does not either help the author nor the publisher. The reviewer should clearly specify as what does and does not need attention/changes.
The reviewer should look for any errors of facts, interpretation or calculation of text or illustrations, if the manuscript is similar to the some other work of the same author or some other publisherís book contents or any instances of plagiarism besides contents, presentation and writing style.
Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished content or any other information when the script is under consideration except with the consent of the author.
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